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Post by TomCofer » Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:17 am

A few years ago an online friend of mine sparked my interest in macro & close-up photography thru his wonderful spider photos. Unfortunately, my shots do not come close to the quality of his. Still, I thought I'd start a section here on these fantastic little critters.

Feel free to join in and add any spider photos you might have. :)

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Post by pah43 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:11 am

so about how big are these Tom - in life that is? I try to avoid spiders at all costs - we have some really nasty ones out here just going to the toilet can be a life changing event where redbacks are concerned and then of course there's the White tailed spider - limbs slowly die and finally the Funnel web - that just kills you - 8):
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Post by Ceropegia » Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:33 am

TomCofer wrote:A few years ago an online friend of mine sparked my interest in macro & close-up photography thru his wonderful spider photos. Unfortunately, my shots do not come close to the quality of his. Still, I thought I'd start a section here on these fantastic little critters.


Absolutely wonderful! Did any spend time in the refrigerator?

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Post by Ceropegia » Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:14 am

Here are some

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The Spider and the Fly by Ceropegia, on ipernity

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Argiope Auriantia Eating a Katydid by Ceropegia, on ipernity

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Spider by Ceropegia, on ipernity

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Post by TomCofer » Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:31 am

pah43 wrote:so about how big are these Tom - in life that is? I try to avoid spiders at all costs - we have some really nasty ones out here just going to the toilet can be a life changing event where redbacks are concerned and then of course there's the White tailed spider - limbs slowly die and finally the Funnel web - that just kills you - 8):

Paul they vary in size quite a bit around here, from a tiny speck to an inch or two in body length. We've got the Black Widow and Brown Recluse around here, but I try to leave them alone.

One of the things that you can do that will help keep them still for a bit stems from Martha's question:
Ceropegia wrote:Absolutely wonderful! Did any spend time in the refrigerator?

If you put them in the freezer for a bit, they will stay still for you long enough to get some shots.

:D I once put one in the fridge, got a bit sidetracked and forgot about it. My daughter came home and opened the freezer.... :D Unfortunately, the poor feller was in too long and did not recover.

Shooting spiders can both help a person get over their fear of them and learn to ID them.

Martha, I don't believe I cooled off any of these here.
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Post by TomCofer » Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:35 am

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Post by waltchilds » Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:16 am

Nice shots, I have always liked images of spiders.

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Post by Shine Gonzalvez » Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:42 am

waltchilds wrote:Nice shots, I have always liked images of spiders.

Yey.... Welcome waltschild... You made it to the forum....
Love these shots .... Waltschild... I know you are struggling to upload images here... Why don't you create a post as I'm sure it will help others... If you still don't understand explain why and learn that way... Post any pic to try it out...!

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